Reflecting on 10 years of motherhood in the CZ
“What did you want to be when you were like me?” Samuel’s voice peeps up from the backseat above the sound of Charli XCX’s pop hit “Boom Clap” on the radio. It is late on Wednesday afternoon. We are in the car, heading down the hill from the garden center Chládek to Dejvice to pick up Anna Lee and Oliver from their sports practices. I am driving, and Samuel is looking out the window. An orange garbage truck passes us, and I can sense where this conversation is heading. I turn down the volume on the radio, trying to figure out if I am going to answer him honestly.